You know, Prof, you could save some energy if you just posted your resume as your avatar. It’d save some of these guys some time and humiliation. First you’re not a doctor (on some other thread), now you were never a trainer. Nice. (Note to noobs - If Professor X makes you eat your words, it does not count as a bulking meal.)
Anywho…to the original question, first of all, I’d be surprised if the free session he was offering you wasn’t already included in the cost of your membership. I haven’t worked at a gym yet that didn’t offer at least a half-hour session for new members. So, he was probably just offering you something you were getting anyway.
As to the tipping, it’s greatly appreciated, but no, it’s certainly not required, nor expected. And anyway, what would the logic behind it be? If I tip a waiter an above-average amount, I’d like to think he’d remember it and reciprocate with high-level service on my next visit. How can a trainer show gratitude for a tip, one less set of squats?[/quote]
Was this a call out? I am past worrying about what anyone wants to believe. I do, however, take comfort in being exactly what I say I am and you finding that so hard to fathom. Have a good one.